I discovered that, if, instead of the toast function, I used the oven function, the bread got brown and dried out, sort of like toast. Of course, with no automatic shut off, I had to continually check the little oven to make sure the toast wasn't burning. I learned that different types of bread take different amounts of cooking time, but I never was able to set a timer accurately enough to conquer toast. More than one piece had to be tossed out because of burnt edges or completely charcoal-ed exterior.
I kept checking Costco for a white toaster. All the toasters have been stainless steel, and my appliances are white. I guess almost everyone wants stainless steel now, but, finally, Costco had a white toaster on deep discount.
I paid $19.97 for my new toaster. Nashville Costco had a bunch, On the Internet these Cuisinarts sell
For around $50.00.
I had four slices of toast yesterday. I'm going to have to cut back.